Better lets you plug in to go farther on a gallon of gas.

Electric when you want it.
Gas when you need it.

$ Est. Net Price*
$ Starting MSRP*

$4,919 Federal Tax Credit
and additional State incentives may apply.
Having the best of both worlds is simply better.

Its high-capacity battery system offers the option to plug into a regular household electrical outlet for an additional power source. The result: Sonata Plug-in Hybrid relies more on electric-only operation to deliver extended driving range and MPG. The vehicle will be distributed and stocked at Hyundai dealerships located in 10 states. Here’s the list.* People residing outside of these 10 states can custom order their Sonata Plug-in Hybrid from their local Hyundai dealership.

More miles. Less anxiety. Better travels. See how far the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid can take you.
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Up to miles
EPA-estimated All-Electric Range
Wherever you're headed, it's ready to go.
Go farther on
Plug-in power
Go the distance
in Hybrid mode
up to
27 mile
All-Electric range

Sonata Plug-in Hybrid has the largest battery system capacity amongst midsize sedans, offering a class-leading All-Electric Range (AER) of 27 miles.

up to
590 mile
combined range

Sonata Plug-in Hybrid lets you keep going for up to 590 miles using both gas and electricity combined.

Average one-way commute:
11.8 miles
Average summer road trip:
314 miles

With its class-leading All-Electric Range, robust battery system, extremely efficient operation and advanced aerodynamics, Sonata Plug-in Hybrid delivers 99 MPGe.2


Designed for fuel-efficient operation, this GDI 2.0L 4-cylinder Atkinson cycle engine runs on regular gasoline.

Enjoy less-stressful driving with High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane access

Want shorter commute times and less stop-and-go traffic? Sonata Plug-in Hybrid is eligible for California’s Green Clean Air Vehicle decals that allow solo drivers access to the HOV (carpool) lanes. Factor in any available federal and state tax credits along with giving drivers access to their local HOV lanes, and the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid has great appeal beyond California.

Lifetime Battery Warranty

The high-capacity lithium-ion polymer battery system in the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid features Hyundai’s exclusive Lifetime Hybrid Battery Warranty. And it’s backed by America’s best 10-Year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. So you get impressive technology and coverage to match.3

Control your charge

Recharge time ranges from less than three hours (2 hours and 42 minutes) with a 240V charger to less than nine hours using a standard equipped 120V charger. Once your car is plugged in for charging, Hyundai’s Blue Link® app lets you schedule charging remotely for a specific date with start and end times to take advantage of low-demand hours and lower rates. Drivers enjoy 3-years standard of Blue Link Remote Charge Access.

  • Class-leading space and more

    The Sonata Plug-in Hybrid starts with more total interior volume than the Fusion Energi.4 And to make loading and unloading even easier, there’s also a standard hands-free smart trunk.

  • Smart trunk

    This available class-exclusive feature opens automatically when it senses the Proximity Key is behind the vehicle within three feet for more than three seconds.5

  • Standard navigation

    Use voice-recognition or the interactive standard 8-inch touchscreen for directions without distractions. SiriusXM Travel Link® allows you to search for nearby businesses like gas stations, ATMs or restaurants. It also gives you a clear picture of current traffic situations, the weather, stocks and sports, all in real time. Plus, it can even let you know fuel prices and movie times.

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Advanced safety features.

More available safety features add up to better.

Efficiency and Luxury.

Better is being able to select class-above premium features.10

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Standard Features:
  • 202 net horsepower
  • 154-hp 2.0L GDI DOHC 16-valve inline 4-cylinder gasoline engine
  • Interior-Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor with 50 kW (67 hp)
  • 360V lithium-ion polymer battery system
  • 6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC®
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • LED taillights
  • Side mirror-mounted turn-signal indicators
  • Chrome exterior door handles
  • Door handle welcome light
  • Proximity Key entry with push button start
  • Hands-free smart trunk with auto open
  • Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-traffic Alert
  • Rearview camera
  • 8-inch Navigation system
  • Dimension® audio system
  • HD Radio™ technology
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • iPod®/USB and auxiliary input jacks
  • Hyundai Blue Link® Connected Car System
  • 3-Years Standard Blue Link Remote Charge Access
  • Integrated Bluetooth® with phonebook transfer
  • 4.2-inch color LCD Multi-Info Display
  • Dual automatic temperature control
  • Power driver seat with lumbar support
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • Auto-dimming mirror with HomeLink® integrated transceiver and compass
  • Premium door sill plates
  • Auto-up/down front passenger window
  • Floor console-mounted rear vents
Frequently asked questions
What is the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid?

The Sonata Plug-in Hybrid is an electric vehicle that can operate in both EV (battery powered) or hybrid powered modes. The vehicle can be charged via the supplied charger (or other EV charging stations) and also takes gasoline. The vehicle can run completely in EV mode for an estimated 27 miles when the battery is fully charged.

How does the Hybrid system work?

A 9.8 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery pack is used to power the vehicle. Once the electric range has been reached and the battery system is depleted, the gas-powered engine works in conjunction with the electric motor to continue to power the vehicle. The battery can either be recharged by using the supplied Hyundai charger or by using EV charging stations.

How frequently do I have to charge the vehicle?

We recommend charging the vehicle daily, but it will still operate in hybrid mode if only filled up with gasoline. There are added features built into the vehicle to enable you to set charging times and parameters to help accommodate your driving schedule. We also include the locations of charging stations on your navigation unit, so you’re never left wondering where the closest charging station is.

How long does it take to get a full charge?

Recharge time ranges from 2 hours and 42 minutes at a 240V Level-Two charging station to less than nine hours using a standard 120V outlet.

What type of fuel economy can I expect to get?

Sonata Plug-in Hybrid is expected to deliver 99 MPGe combined in EV mode based on EPA estimates. In charge-sustaining mode (battery charge depleted), the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid is expected to return an EPA-estimated 39 MPG combined.

What Blue Link services are only available on the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid?

Remote Charge Access (3 years standard - enrollment required)
Charge Status
  • Plug and Charge status
  • Time left until fully charged
  • Existing battery level
  • Real-time electric and fuel range
Charge Scheduling
  • Start or stop charging
  • Set up charging schedule with days of the week and time
Guidance Package (3 month trial-enrollment required)
  • Nearby Charge Station search and Send-to-Car
What type of transmission does the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid use?

Sonata Plug-in Hybrid uses a 6-speed automatic transmission with Hyundai’s Transmission-Mounted Electrical Device (TMED), a 50-kW electric motor, in place of a torque converter

How much power does the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid make?

The 2.0L gasoline engine makes 154 horsepower and 140 lb.-ft. of torque. The electric motor generates 50 kW, for a total net of 202 horsepower @ 6,000 RPM.

Does the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid look different than the Sonata Hybrid?

Visual changes to the Plug-in Hybrid’s exterior include a charging port on the driver front fender, unique grille, front and rear bumpers, front fenders, front and rear lights, chrome side sill moldings, Hybrid badging and an Eco-spoke alloy wheel design. A distinctive instrument cluster provides Plug-in Hybrid drivers with additional information about the Plug-in Hybrid’s functions. A charge indicator is located on top of the dashboard to make it easy to see the state of charge from outside the vehicle.

The Sonata Plug-in Hybrid also offers four exclusive exterior paint options: Pewter Gray Metallic, Diamond White Pearl, Eclipse Black and Seaport Mist. Interior color choices include Gray, in cloth or leather seating configurations, and a Blue Pearl option for leather seating. Sonata Plug-in Hybrids equipped with Blue Pearl leather seats also include contrast stitching and trim accent pieces.

Is the charger secure if I’m charging outdoors or away from home?

When the vehicle is locked, the charging cap stays locked. When the vehicle is unlocked, then the charging cap can be removed. Similarly, the charger can only be hooked up when the door is unlocked. When plugged in and the doors are locked, the charger is locked in place and cannot be removed until the doors are unlocked.

Does the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid come with a spare tire?

Due to space constraints with the placement of the battery system underneath the cargo floor, the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid comes with a tire mobility kit and does not come with a spare tire.

Where will the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid be sold, and are there any tax credits?

The Sonata Plug-in Hybrid will be distributed and stocked at Hyundai dealerships located in California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont. For customers living outside of those states, the Sonata Plug-in Hybrid can be special ordered at their local Hyundai dealership. Sonata Plug-in Hybrid buyers will be eligible for a federal tax credit up to $4,919; tax credits reduce the amount of federal tax the purchaser is liable for, making them much more valuable than tax deductions. Depending on the particular state, additional local incentives such as financial incentives or utility rate reductions may be available. Sonata Plug-in Hybrid is eligible for California’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Project.

To plug in or not to plug in

The Sonata Hybrid may be the answer for you. It switches seamlessly between a gasoline engine and an electric motor to deliver efficient power. While its regenerative braking system captures the energy created during braking and converts it into electricity to help recharge the lithium-ion polymer batteries.

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